A Cloud Manufacturing Service to Control Outsourcing Production

  • 陳 盈良

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Outsourcing production enables fabless companies to focus on their main business and yet still stay competitive in the supply chain However as the actual production progress of a Contract Manufacturer (CM) is encapsulated the Fabless Manufacturer (FM) frequently struggles with higher inventory levels than its actual demands in response to outsourcing production risks This study proposes Virtual Production Control Services (VPCS) for a company to identify the production risks of its CM and come up with corresponding solutions for improving demand fulfillment By mining the updated work-in-process data from the CM the VPCS can identify the potential production risks in a timely manner by estimating production progress based on an optimal planning model In addition production risks can be mitigated after applying a novel risk-control scheme such that demands can be fulfilled with reduced inventory levels A FM case study indicates that VPCS is a promising method to improve the outsourcing efficiency of a company in the IC supply chain
Date of Award2021
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorFan-Tien Cheng (Supervisor)

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